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  1. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010, P.L. 111-309 [H.R. 4994]. - US Code on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-10 | USA-2010-L-88273

    Extends certain expiring provisions of the Medicare and Madicaid programs. Amends the Social Security Act (42 USC secs. 1395-1397) as well as the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 USCA 36B).

    Title I - Extensions (secs. 101-112)
    Title II - Other Provisions (secs. 201-209).

  2. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111-192, 124 STAT. 1280). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-25 | USA-2010-L-86545

    Provides for a physician payment update, pension funding relief and for other purposes.

  3. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (Pub. L. No. 111-148). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-23 | USA-2010-L-83464

    Increases the categories of persons and the extent to which they have access to health care.

  4. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals; Annual Payment Rate Updates and Policy Changes. Final Rule (42 CFR Part 412).

    Adoption: 2003-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2003-06-30 | USA-2003-R-64765

    Establishes annual update of payment rates for Medicare prospective payment system for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals. Also changes annual period for which rates will be effective.

  5. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Disenrollment Rule (5 CFR Part 890).

    Adoption: 1998-12-04 | USA-1998-R-51166

    Rule regarding the disenrollment of individuals from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program by Program carriers.

  6. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-392 [S. 1754]).

    Adoption: 1998-11-13 | USA-1998-L-52828

    Provides for funding and support for training programmes for health care professionals.

  7. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prohibition of "Gag Clauses" in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Rule (48 CFR Part 1609).

    Adoption: 1998-09-09 | Date of entry into force: 1998-09-09 | USA-1998-R-50634

    Amends the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulations (FEHBR) to prohibit health benefit carriers participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program from entering into contracts or employment agreements with health care providers, provider groups, or health care workers that would include provisions or incentives that limit or restrict communication of medically necessary services to FEHB enrolees.

  8. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicaid and Title IV-E Programs; Revision and Definition of an Unemployed Parent Rule (45 CFR Part 233).

    Adoption: 1998-08-07 | Date of entry into force: 1998-08-07 | USA-1998-R-50633

    Amends requirements for eligibility for Medicaid for two parent families (who previously could only be eligible if they were unemployed). Regulates Medicaid coverage for two parent families, coordination of Medicaid with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and increases incentives for full-time work. Made under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act 1996.

  9. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Claims based on Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (Prostate Cancer and any other Cancer) (38 CFR Part 3).

    Adoption: 1998-06-15 | USA-1998-R-50974

    Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs adjudication regulations concerning compensation for diseases claimed to be the result of exposure to ionizing radiation. Implements a decision of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs which allows that prostate cancer and other cancers may be induced through ionizing radiation, thus relieving claimants of the burden of having to prove that certain cancers may have been caused by ionizing radiation.

  10. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Veterans' Benefits Act of 1997, Public Law 105-114 [S. 714]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-11-21 | Date of entry into force: 1997-10-01 | USA-1997-L-49097

    Amends title 38 of the United States Code. Provides for the establishment of an employment discrimination complaint resolution system in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Also extends the outreach program of the Native American veteran housing loan program, and codifies provisions relating to treatment and rehabilitation of serioulsy mentally ill and homeless veterans, and veterans addicted to drugs or alcohol. Sec. 208 provides for the development of mammography screening for female veterans. S. 209 provides for demonstration projects on Persian Gulf illness; s. 210 requires the President to submit a report to Congress on preparation of a national response to medical emergencies arising from the terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction.

  11. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-12 [H.R. 1003]).

    Adoption: 1997-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-30 | USA-1997-L-47044

    Prohibits the use of Federal funds to pay for services which relate to assisted suicide, mercy killing, or euthanasia. Also prohibits the use of Federal funds for advocacy or legal activities which support assisted suicide. Section 7 specifies that Medicare and Medicaid rules pertaining to advance directives would not require a health care provider or organization to inform or counsel any individual about assisted suicide. Furthermore, this section clarifies that Federal law does not require providers or organizations to follow the provisions of an advance directive which directs the purposeful causing of death.

  12. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191 [H.R. 3103]).

    Adoption: 1996-08-21 | USA-1996-L-45455

    Ensures the portability of health benefits when employees change or lose their jobs. Restricts the possibility that a person may be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, and requires insurance companies to sell coverage to small employer groups and to individuals who lose group coverage without regard to their health risk status. Other measures include an increase in tax deductibility of health insurance premiums, an expansion of federal authority in combatting insurance fraud, and the establishment of consumer protection standards for certain long-term care insurance policies.

  13. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Health Maintenance Organizations: Employer Contribution to HMOs, Rule (42 CFR Part 417).

    Adoption: 1995-12-05 | Date of entry into force: 1996-07-01 | USA-1995-R-44544

    Amends s. 417.157 of Health Care Financing Administration regulations, which pertains to employer contributions to HMOs that are included among the alternatives in health benefits plans that an employer offers to its employees. Implements changes made in section 1310(c) of the Public Health Service Act.

  14. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Social Security Act Amendments. Public Law 103-432 (H.R. 5252)

    Adoption: 1994-10-31 | USA-1994-L-39403

    Numerous amendments of the Social Security Act (42 USC 1395) and related Acts regarding medicare provisions for physicians' services, the child health services block grant programme and the income security, human resources and related programmes.

  15. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Supplemental Security Income Maximum Payment Limit ($30) When Medicaid is not Paying Toward the Cost of Institutional Care Because the Individual Transferred a Resource Rule (20 CFR Part 416)

    Adoption: 1993-07-23 | Date of entry into force: 1993-12-10 | USA-1993-R-35633

  16. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicare Program; Payment for Preadmission Services Rule (42 CFR Parts 412 and 413)

    Adoption: 1993-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-12 | USA-1993-R-35962

    Specifies that inpatient hospital operating costs include certain preadmission services furnished by the hospital.

  17. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Employees Health Benefits Programs; Letter of Credit Provisions Rule (48 CFR 1602, 1609, 1632 and 1652)

    Adoption: 1992-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-16 | USA-1992-R-31776

    The Office of Personnel Management is making final its interim regulations that reflect a revised system of making recurring premium payments to experienced-rated Federal Employees Health Benefits Program carriers on a letter of credit basis.

  18. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Medicaid Voluntary Contribution and Provider-Specific Tax Amendments of 1991. Public Law 102-234.

    Adoption: 1991-11-27 | USA-1991-L-28905

    Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Resources from implementing any regulation that would change current policy with respect to the use by the States of revenues from voluntary contributions, provider-specific taxes, and inter-governmental transfers to finance their share of the Medicaid program.

  19. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Social Security Health Fund Act 1991. Public Law 1991-118.

    Adoption: 1991-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-01 | USA-1991-L-30256

    Establishes a financially sound social security health fund with temporary Health Insurance Plan to provide an orderly means to finance and deliver comprehensive medical care to the people of the Marshall Islands in the face of spiraling cost of that care, and for related matters.

  20. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    National Health Service Corps Revitalization Amendments of 1990. Public Law 1010-597 (H.R. 4487).

    Adoption: 1990-11-16 | Date of entry into force: 1990-11-16 | USA-1990-L-22342

    Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the program for the National Health Service Corps, and to establish certain programs of grants to the States for improving health services in the States, including amendments to the scholarship and loan programs supporting health care professionals, and supporting services in health professional shortage areas.

  21. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1990. Public Law 101-527 (H.R. 5702).

    Adoption: 1990-11-06 | USA-1990-L-21851

    Amends the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of individuals who are members of minority groups and who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, and for other purposes. Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act (42 USC 300u et seq.) is amended to provide for the establishment of the Office of Minority Health responsible inter alia for setting short-term and long-term objectives and co-ordinating disease prevention, service delivery, research, etc in respect of the health concerns of persons from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, and for increasing their participation in health service and promotion programmes. Consequent provisions are made for the funding of these activities, and a special grant scheme is established to provide primary health services, including health screenings, and health counselling and education services to residents of public housing, subject to certain requirements. Grants are also to be made available to health profession schools for the purpose of assisting them in supporting "programs of excellence in health professions education for minority individuals" and in providing scholarships to disadvantaged students.

  22. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Older Workers Benefit Protection Amendment Act. Public Law 101-521 (H.R. 5759).

    Adoption: 1990-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 1990-10-16 | USA-1990-L-22345

    Amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to clarify the application of such Act to employee group health plans.

  23. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Vacine and Immunization Amendments of 1990. Public Law 101-502 (H.R. 4238).

    Adoption: 1990-11-03 | USA-1990-L-22367

    Amends the Public Health Service Act to extend various programs with respect to vaccine-preventable diseases.

  24. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. Public Law 101-508 (H.R. 5835).

    Adoption: 1990-11-03 | USA-1990-L-22370

    Provides for budgetary reconciliation for the fiscal year 1991, including amendments to: the Student Loan Default Prevention Initiative Act; the Social Security Act, concerning health-related programs and income security programs; benefits earned under civil service and postal service programs; and the treatment of reversions of qualified plan assets to employers.

  25. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Survivors Benefits, Health Benefits, and Life Insurance for Certain Annuitants Rule (5 CFR Parts 841, 870 to 873 and 890)

    Adoption: 1990-10-09 | Date of entry into force: 1990-11-09 | USA-1990-R-20982

  26. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicare Program; Changes to the In-patient Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 1991 Rates Rule (42 CFR Parts 412 and 413)

    Adoption: 1990-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 1990-10-01 | USA-1990-R-20957

  27. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicare Program; Hospice Care Amendments: Medicare Rule (42 CFR Part 418)

    Adoption: 1990-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 1991-01-10 | USA-1990-R-22419

    Amendments to the hospice care provisions on physician certification of terminal illness in order to conform to Health Care Financing Administration rules and in order to encourage greater participation of hospices in the Medicare program.

  28. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicaid Program; Eligibility Groups, Coverage and Conditions of Eligibility; Legislative Changes under OBRA '87, COBRA and TEFRA Rule (42 CFR Parts 433, 435, 436, 440 and 447)

    Adoption: 1990-06-29 | USA-1990-R-22417

    Amendments to the Medicaid regulations incorporating or revising the following mandatory and optional eligibility groups of individuals for coverage: 1) pregnat women; 2) qualified children under a specified age; 3) children in adoptions or foster care; 4) certain disabled widows and widowers; and 5) certain disabled children being cared for at home. The rule also adds a condition of eligibility relating to third party liability for medical assistance expenditures.

  29. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Employees Health Benefits; Medicare Eligible Individuals Rule (5 CFR Part 890)

    Adoption: 1990-03-20 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-01 | USA-1990-R-20689

    Rescinds Regulations defining Medicare-eligible individuals who were entitled to a reduced health premium under the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988; this Act was repealed on 1989-12-13.

  30. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicaid Program; Eligibility of Aliens for Medicaid Rule (42 CFR Parts 435, 436 and 440)

    Adoption: 1990-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 1990-10-09 | USA-1990-R-20705

    Regulations revising current Medicaid rules applicable to aliens who meet eligibility requirements as categorically needy or medically needy.

  31. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Employees Health Benefits; Health Insurance Coverage for Certain Temporary Employees Rule (5 CFR Part 890)

    Adoption: 1989-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-29 | USA-1989-R-9225

    Regulations giving certain temporary employees, who were previously excluded from enrolling, the opportunity to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

  32. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989. Public Law 101-239.

    Adoption: 1989-12-19 | USA-1989-L-20796

    Contains the budget for fiscal year 1990, updates the provisions of certain chapters including Title Vl: Medicare, medicaid, maternal and child health, and other provisions, Title X: Miscelleanous and technical social security acts amendments.

  33. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sickness Benefits Rule (20 CFR Part 335)

    Adoption: 1989-10-10 | Date of entry into force: 1989-10-20 | USA-1989-R-9423

    Amendments relating to sickness benefits to clarify and to liberalise certain time limits relating to the filing of claims under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act.

  34. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988. Public Law 100-607 (S. 2889).

    Adoption: 1988-11-05 | USA-1988-L-7475

    Extends various programmes, including those involving research into deafness, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, health professions and nursing education and care for the homeless.

  35. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Health Maintenance Organization Amendments of 1988. Public Law 100-517 (H.R. 3235).

    Adoption: 1988-10-24 | USA-1988-L-7463

    Amends the Public Health Service Act (42 USC ss. 201 et seq.) in various respects, particularly to ensure that employees of employers who offer the option of membership in a health maintenance organisation have a fair choice among health benefit plans.

  36. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988. Public Law 100-360 (H.R. 2470).

    Adoption: 1988-07-01 | USA-1988-L-6473

    Provides coverage (above a designated deductible amount) for the cost of catastrophic illnesses for elderly and disabled persons who fall within the medicare insurance programme. It amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act in relation to benefits for medical care, drugs and home care. It provides for coverage for pregnant women and infants under age one in families whose income does not exceed a minimum income level (section 302). Title IV of this Act establishes the United States Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care, which is to make recommendations to Congress on comprehensive health care services for all individuals in the country (sections 401-408). The Act also contains extensive technical corrections to health care provisions contained in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-203).

  37. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Retiree Benefits Bankruptcy Protection Act of 1988. Public Law 100-334 (H.R. 2969).

    Adoption: 1988-06-16 | USA-1988-L-6776

    Provides that a company which has petitioned for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code shall continue to pay retiree benefits pursuant to a policy of life, health or disability insurance. If representatives of the beneficiaries agree to modifications in benefits during the pendency of a bankruptcy petition, they may be made. Where the representative and the bankrupt company cannot reach agreement, the presiding judge may decide. A labour organisation shall, unless it opts not to, represent persons receiving benefits negotiated under a collective agreement.

  38. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Medicare Catastrophic Loss Prevention Act of 1987.

    Adoption: 1987-10-16 | USA-1987-L-29096

    Amends title XVIII of the Social Security act to provide protection against catastrophic medical expenses under the medicare program, and for other purposes.

  39. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Medicare and Medicaid Patient and Program Protection Act of 1987. Public Law 100-93 (H.R. 1444).

    Adoption: 1987-08-18 | USA-1987-L-4613

    Amends titles XI, XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to protect beneficiaries under the health care programmes of that Act from unfit health care practitioners, and otherwise to improve the antifraud provisions relating to those programmes.

  40. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicaid Program; Coverage of Qualified Pregnant Women and Children and Newborn Children Rule (42 CFR Parts 435 and 436)

    Adoption: 1987-08-03 | USA-1987-R-4612

    Adds two mandatory eligibility groups to those entitled Medicaid (health care) coverage: qualified pregnant women and certain children under the age of five and newborn children of women who are eligible for Medicaid.

  41. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Guidelines for Participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Rule (5 CFR Part 890)

    Adoption: 1987-06-25 | USA-1987-R-3877

  42. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program Rule (5 CFR Part 890)

    Adoption: 1986-12-31 | USA-1986-R-3158

    Adds section 890.108 regarding waiver of requirements for continued health coverage during retirement, pursuant to section 103 of the Federal Employees' Benefits Improvement Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-251).

  43. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Health Programs Act. Public Law 99-660 (S. 1744).

    Adoption: 1986-11-14 | USA-1986-L-3301

    Inter alia, requires states to develop, establish and implement comprehensive mental health plans (Title V).

  44. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Health Services Amendments Act of 1986. Public Law 99-280 (S. 1282).

    Adoption: 1986-04-24 | USA-1986-L-2522

    Revises and extends primary health care assistance programmes.

  45. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicaid Program; Treatment of Social Security Cost-of-Living Increases for Individuals Who Loose Supplemental Security Income Eligibility Rule (42 CFR Part 435)

    Adoption: 1986-03-14 | USA-1986-R-2338

    Issued by the Health Care Financing Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services.

  46. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Claims for Medical Benefits Under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act Rule (20 CFR Part 10)

    Adoption: 1986-03-06 | USA-1986-R-2336

    Sets forth procedures for submitting bills for medical services provided to Federal employees under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, and establishes limits for fees for medical procedures and services. Issued by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs of the Department of Labour.

  47. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Federal Employees Benefits Improvement Act of 1986. Public Law 99-251 (H.R. 4061).

    Adoption: 1986-02-27 | USA-1986-L-2462

    Amends the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Act (5 U.S. Code section 890 et seq.) to allow rebates of health insurance premiums to be paid by insurance carriers to federal annuitants as well as to current employeesection Expands the class of individuals eligible for refunds or other returns from contributionsection Other miscellaneous amendments relating to the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

  48. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Payment of Certain Expenses for Health Care and Services Provided to Employed Persons between the Ages of 65 and 69 and their Spouses between the Ages of 65 and 69 Years Rule (42 CFR Part 405)

    Adoption: 1985-11-12 | USA-1985-R-1902

  49. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Project Grants for Maternal and Child Health Rule (42 CFR Part 51a)

    Adoption: 1985-07-25 | USA-1985-R-2332

    Provides rules for funding projects under the maternal and child health services set-aside program established by Title VI of the Social Security Act (LS 1939 - USA 2, 1948 - USA 1A, 1950 - USA 2, 1952 - USA 1), as amended.

  50. United States of America - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Medicare Program; Providers and Suppliers of Specialized Services (42 CFR Parts 400, 405, 410, 484, 485, 486, and 498)

    Adoption: 1985-02-08 | USA-1985-R-39735

    Reorganizes Medicare regulations that pertain to providers and suppliers of specialized services in order to facilitate the incorporation of future rules in a logical order. The rule also makes minor technical and editorial changes to clarify rules and eliminate duplication without substantive change.

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